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$50,000 bail set for White Earth man accused of assault

Bail has been set at $50,000 for a man accused of assaulting his live-in girlfriend.

John Charles Goodman III, 24, of 36950 County Road 21, White Earth has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony domestic assault.

According to court records, on Thursday, tribal police officers were dispatched to his residence on the report of possible domestic assault. An officer found a 20-year-old woman there crying, with blood on her face.

During an argument with Goodman over an EBT card, he allegedly hit her several times on the left side of her face and upper forehead area. She blocked other punches with her forearms.

She tried to call her parents for help, but he allegedly took the phone away and hung up on her brother, who had answered it and could hear her calling for help.

The couple lives together and has two children together.

Goodman appeared Monday before District Judge Joe Evans, who set bail at $50,000, with standard conditions of release, and set his next court appearance for Jan. 25.